In College

How to Stand Out in the College Admissions Crowd

Everyone loves a good story. The hero faces unfathomable difficulties and it doesn’t look like they’re going to make it out alive. In the end they overcome and are carried on the shoulders of peers through the village. *Insert epic music and cheering.* When you apply to colleges (and internships, and jobs) the admissions counselor […]

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What to Expect Your First Week in College

School is officially out, you’ve got your high school diploma in hand, and you’re sporting that free t-shirt your college gave you when you deposited. Life is looking good. But suddenly an impending cloud looms over your summer horizon. The grey doom and gloom of uncertainty hangs in the distance. It hovers over some date, […]

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So You’re Thinking of Studying Abroad…

Our Social Media Manager, Victoria, recently returned from a semester abroad in Cambridge, England. She shared some of the advice she received before leaving that proved helpful while abroad and when coming home:   “Have a great time in Cambridge, but don’t be that person who just can’t shut up about how everything was better […]

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The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid (Part 1)

Why (and How) You Should Sort Out Financial Aid FIRST College is expensive. We all know this. But that’s not the end of the story. Paying for college is actually much more complex than just taking on a bunch of student loan debt and suffering through it. College can actually be affordable, depending on where […]

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“But what if…?” : How to Tell if Your Kid is Ready for College

“But what if they’re not ready?!” Sending a child away to college for the first time comes with so many emotions: sadness, excitement, nervousness, anticipation, and maybe a little fear. Like every good parent who has gone before you, you’re worried about whether or not your student is ready for college. It’s hard to see […]

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